As I mentioned when concluding my test of Timothy Ferriss‘s Slow-Carb Diet as detailed in The Four-Hour Body, I liked the diet but I was somewhat dissatisfied with the amount of animal protein included in the meals. I felt somewhat sluggish after eating, and didn’t feel as peppy while training. That, and I just can’t eat all those beans. I want to shape up as much as the next person, but I get self conscious when people can’t stay in the same room with me. Remember that scene from Blazing Saddles?
(Not sure why it won’t embed. Sorry. Check it out, though. It’s a classic!)
Anyway, here’s a viable alternative suggested by one of our readers. It’s dubbed the “Eco-Atkins” diet. While the article doesn’t say much about being eco-friendly, it does explain the benefits of a low carb vegetarian/vegan way of eating. This is very similar to the Paleo diet–excepting all the meat, of course.
Sure, it’s published by the Atkins folks, but it’s worth looking into. I’m currently trying to get my diet more like the one they describe, but I’m still struggling with carbohydrate intake. I’m finding I need to eat a little more pre-workout than prescribed. Does anyone have any advice?
So here’s the link to the site. Let us know what you think.